I read it [Preparing to Build] several times and even made copies of a few chapters for the other members of the committee. I found the information very useful and well thought out. Many things I had not even thought of. I went back to it several times for reference points. The book was a great help to me personally and to the committee. I would recommend it required reading to all who are thinking of building a church building.
It [the church] is now completed and we had dedication service in Nov of 2011. It is a 7500 sq ft building consisting of a 250 seat sanctuary, Narthex, offices, and classrooms. We believe we are in a good position to grow as the Lord directs. Thanks for getting us started out right ~ Gary Hatten, Building Chairman, Immanuel Baptist Church